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How High Schools Become Exemplary: Ways that Leadership Raises Achievement and Narrows Gaps by Improving Instruction in 15 Public High Schools
2009 Confererence Report - The Achievement Gap Initiative (AGI) at Harvard University is a University-wide endeavor based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Its purpose is to focus academic research, public education, and innovative outreach activities on a critically important national challenge.


Addressing the Achievement Gap : Findings and Applications
The chapters included in this book were commissioned to serve as the background for the national invitational conference sponsored by the LSS at Temple University Center for Research in Human Development and Education (CRHDE). The conference and the publication of the conference proceedings were supported by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U. S. Department of Education.

General Collection

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
Print Location: E 175.85 .L67 1996


Video Recording

PBS film - Banished
A hundred years ago, in communities across the U.S., white residents forced thousands of black families to flee their homes. Even a century later, these towns remain almost entirely white. BANISHED tells the story of three of these communities and their black descendants, who return to learn their shocking histories.


International Journal of Multicultural Education
International Journal of Multicultural Education (IJME) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal for scholars, practitioners, and students of multicultural education. Committed to promoting educational equity for all, cross-cultural understanding, and global awareness in all levels of education including leadership and policies, IJME publishes (1) reports of empirical research typically in qualitative research orientation; (2) literature-based conceptual articles that advance theories and scholarship of multicultural education; (3) praxis essays that discuss successful multicultural education practices; and (4) reviews of visual arts, professional and children's books, and multimedia resources.

Web Sites

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism by James W. Loewen
From Maine to California, thousands of communities kept out African Americans (or sometimes Chinese Americans, Jewish Americans, etc.) by force, law, or custom. These communities are sometimes called "sundown towns" because some of them posted signs at their city limits reading, typically, "Nigger, Don't Let The Sun Go Down On You In ___." Some towns are still all white on purpose. Their chilling stories have been joined more recently by the many elite (and some not so elite) suburbs like Grosse Pointe, MI, or Edina, MN, that have excluded nonwhites by "kinder gentler means." When I began this research, I expected to find about 10 sundown towns in Illinois (my home state) and perhaps 50 across the country. Instead, I have found more than 440 in Illinois and thousands across the United States
The Achievement Gap Committee
The Achievement Gap Committee was started in 2007 by former Minneapolis Mayor Don Fraser to provide a forum to highlight research, policies, and programs that help close the achievement gap. Grant Abbott has joined as co-convener. The Committee is a member of the MinneMinds coalition.
The Achievement Gap Initiative (AGI) at Harvard University
The Achievement Gap Initiative (AGI) at Harvard University helps build bridges from research to policy and practice in pursuit of societal excellence with equity.  Website includes video library, full text books and reports, and Scholar Directory.
note: This initiative has evolved into a nonprofit called and the site is now archived.  



Handbooks & Guides

The Educator's Handbook for Understanding and Closing Achievement Gaps
Distinguished researcher Joseph Murphy has gathered and analyzed the most up-to-date research and data to help school leaders understand what the achievement gap is, why it persists, and what educators can do about it.


LAGRANT Foundation
The LAGRANT Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, career & professional development workshops, mentors and internships to African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian American/ Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarship